WHY WORK FOR GOWRIE VICTORIA?

Gowrie Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1939, committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care – because when children learn, we all grow. We are specialists in early childhood education and care and our service offerings include:

  • Children’s programs located at Carlton North, Docklands, Broadmeadows and Yarraville. We currently provide education and care for over 800 children and their families
  • Registered Training Organisation (RTO 3900) that delivers nationally recognised qualifications in early childhood education and care
  • Professional development, including short courses and tailor-made training. In the past 20 years thousands of adult learners have received a nationally recognised qualification and the majority of children’s services in Victoria have participated in our professional development and support programs

For over eighty years Gowrie Victoria has grown. We currently employ over 200 people and we’re always looking for like-minded people to join our team.

Some of the benefits of working at Gowrie Victoria include:

  • The opportunity to be part of an organisation that is making a difference in the community
  • A flexible and friendly workplace with ample opportunities for career and professional development
  • The chance to meet and work with people who are some of the best in their field
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous personal and carers leave entitlement of 15 days per annum
  • 20 days annual leave and 17.5% leave loading paid in December to help with extra holiday expenses
  • Option to salary sacrifice additional superannuation.

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Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest

GV is always on the lookout for passionate ECEC professionals. We welcome applications from like-minded people who are interested in roles in our Children’s Programs, such as:

  • Children’s Program Manager and Assistant Manager
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Educational Leader
  • Room Leader and Assistant Room Leader
  • Educator
  • Kitchen Supervisor/Assistant
  • Administration and Support roles

About you

We are looking for ECEC professionals who:

  • want to make a real difference in the lives of children and families – we are a not-for-profit organisation committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care.
  • are committed to learning – for themselves as well as the children in our programs.
  • embrace working as part of a team – team work, positive working relationships and a friendly and supportive environment are essential to our success. Equally we recognise the importance of having quality relationships with families and children.
  • are passionate about ECEC – we aim to be a leader in our field and consistently pursue higher standards. We need people who are passionate about early learning to make this happen.

About us

We currently provide education and care for over 800 children and their families at our children’s programs in Docklands, Broadmeadows, Carlton North and Yarraville. GV offers a unique and engaging working environment:

  • We operate above ratio which allows teams’ flexible time off the floor to plan programs, go on excursions and participate in communities of practice such as Indigenous Perspectives and Sustainability. Having a team that works across the day also provides consistency and familiarity for our children and families.
  • We offer above award remuneration and personal leave, organisational conferences and social events.
  • We actively work with universities and other partners to participate in research for the ECEC sector
  • We offer professional development including specialist programs, on-the-job directed learning, as well as coaching and support from our passionate and experienced leaders
  • Access to study and professional development through our Adult Learning function
  • Our services are close to public transport and amenities

Apply Now!

If you wish to submit an expression of interest for any future opportunities at GV please email recruitment@gowrievictoria.org.au including:

  • Subject line – please write “Expression of Interest”
  • A cover letter (limit one A4 page) that includes:
    • Where you saw the EOI advertised
    • What role/s you would be interested in, your preferred location and hours of work (full-time, part-time or casual)
    • An overview of how you meet the criteria in the “About You” section above
    • What makes you a good candidate for the roles you are interested in
  • A resume outlining your qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience.

Gowrie Victoria is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. Appointment will be conditional upon a satisfactory Working With Children Check. To be eligible for employment you must have appropriate Australian or New Zealand work rights.

Early Childhood Educators (Casual)

About the role We are currently recruiting for casual educators to work across our sites located at Docklands, Carlton North, Broadmeadows and/or Yarraville. We expect all our educators to:

  • Understand and role model Gowrie Victoria’s philosophy, purpose, values, policies and procedures
  • Assist in the development and delivery of high quality ECEC programs
  • Provide written accurate documentation that supports practice and compliance requirements
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community
  • Attend and participate in professional learning

About you We are looking for ECEC professionals who:

  • want to make a real difference in the lives of children and families – we are a not-for-profit organisation committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care.
  • are committed to learning – for themselves as well as the children in our programs.
  • embrace working as part of a team – team work, positive working relationships and a friendly and supportive environment are essential to our success. Equally, we recognise the importance of having quality relationships with families and children.
  • are passionate about ECEC – we aim to be a leader in our field and consistently pursue higher standards. We need people who are passionate about early learning to make this happen.

For this role, we also expect you will have:

  • A Certificate III in ECEC (minimum)
  • 12 months’ experience (preferred) as an educator
  • Knowledge and practical understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Framework
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in a team

Apply now! To be eligible for employment you must have appropriate Australian or New Zealand work rights.  Previous applicants need not re-apply Applications should be sent to recruitment@gowrievictoria.org.au and must include the following:

  • A cover letter (one A4 page only) which includes an overview of:
    • How you meet the criteria in the “About You” section
    • Why you are a good candidate for the role
    • A resume outlining your qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience.

Gowrie Victoria is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. Appointment will be conditional upon a satisfactory Working With Children Check.  Click here for the position description.

Room (Early Years) Leader, full time ongoing, Carlton

We are excited to be opening our newest service, Gowrie Victoria Carlton, in January 2020.  In preparation for our opening, we are now recruiting for permanent full time Room (Early Years) Leaders.

The Role

The Early Years Leader will lead and coach a team of educators in providing quality ECEC in line with the NQF and approved frameworks. The successful candidate will:

  • Drive practice that is aligned to Gowrie’s purpose and values.
  • Develop and implement an educational program responsive to the interests, strengths and learning needs of children.
  • Develop pedagogical documentation that demonstrates intentional teaching and children’s learning. This documentation will support practice, communication and meet the requirements of the NQF.
  • Establish  and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community.
  • Coach and mentor colleagues to achieve shared goals.
  • Participate in and share professional learning.

For more information and to apply please click here

Early Childhood Educator - Traineeship

In preparation for an exciting time of growth we are now recruiting for a number of Early Childhood Educator Traineeships across all of our locations.

Gowrie Victoria currently operate four early learning centres in Carlton North, Docklands, Yarraville and Broadmeadows.

We are excited to be opening our newest service, Gowrie Victoria Carlton, in January 2020, co-located with Carlton Primary School.

Skills and Experience

  • No prior Early Childhood experience is required, a great organisational fit is most important to us!
  • Be clear about why you want to work with young children
  • Willing to do ‘the work’ of the traineeship – with hands-on learning
  • Ready to commit to work and study for the period of the traineeship (12 to 18 months)
  • Be a team player – reliable and trustworthy
  • To be eligible for the traineeship you must have no existing Diploma level qualification.

For more information and to apply please click here

Kitchen Supervisor, Carlton, full time or part time

We are excited to be opening our newest service, Gowrie Victoria Carlton, in January 2020.  In preparation for our opening we are now recruiting for a Kitchen Supervisor and we have the flexibility to offer this role as either full time or part time (3 days per week).

The Role

The Kitchen Supervisor will be responsible for all kitchen duties including but not limited to meal planning and preparation, cooking, cleaning and record keeping as per the Food Safety Plan.

The capacity to build and maintain strong professional relationships and respectful partnerships, both internally and externally, is critical to this role as well as the ability to work in a team environment and autonomously.

Skills and Experience

  • A nationally recognised qualification in cooking (Certificate or Diploma) and/or significant experience within the ECEC sector
  • A current Food Handling Certificate
  • Working knowledge of the Victorian Food Act 1984
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to respond to children’s needs and preferences and provide a healthy, nutritious meal program

For more information and to apply please click here

Early Childhood Educator, Cert III and Diploma

In preparation for an exciting time of growth we are now recruiting for full time, part time and casual educators across all our sites.

Gowrie Victoria currently operate four early learning centres in Carlton North, Docklands, Yarraville and Broadmeadows.

We are excited to be opening our newest service, Gowrie Victoria Carlton, in January 2020. GVC is a new service co-located with Carlton Primary School, Maternal & Child Health and other community services. This is a great opportunity to create a service from the ground up in a dynamic and diverse environment.

Skills and Experience

  • Cert III or Diploma qualified in ECEC or equivalent
  • Experience is preferred however, may not be required for some positions. A great organisational fit is most important to us!
  • Ability to deliver programs that are inclusive and respond to the interests, strengths and learning needs of individual children
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and engage in regular critical reflection to strive for continuous improvement
  • Work with other professionals within the community which may include Maternal & Child Health, playgroup coordinators and staff from the local primary school.

For more information and to apply please click here